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Designed with timeless cultural elements and handcrafted with specialty concrete, the Paisley is a coaster, wall art and fridge magnet.
Designed with timeless cultural elements and handcrafted with specialty concrete, the Paisley is a coaster, wall art and fridge magnet.
45 backers pledged $2,587 to help bring this project to life.

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Paisley: versatile, culturally inspired concrete decor

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What if you could have decor that was inspired by a timeless cultural element, handcrafted from specialty concrete and could be used as a coaster, hanging wall art and fridge magnet? 

     
Sealed multiple times and ready for thrills & spills.
Sealed multiple times and ready for thrills & spills.
Cork lining so you can add instant style to your walls.
Cork lining so you can add instant style to your walls.
Magnet that makes your decor capable yet classy.
Magnet that makes your decor capable yet classy.
     
     
Is this an architectural drawing or an engineering one?
Is this an architectural drawing or an engineering one?
     
Designing the old fashioned way: pencil on paper.
Designing the old fashioned way: pencil on paper.
Converting paper to digital design.
Converting paper to digital design.
Creating a pattern and designing a mold around it. Critical part!
Creating a pattern and designing a mold around it. Critical part!
Mixing the right recipe using special ingredients and casting in the mold. Then waiting anxiously!
Mixing the right recipe using special ingredients and casting in the mold. Then waiting anxiously!
The best part - demolding! feels like opening a present every time:)
The best part - demolding! feels like opening a present every time:)
Intensive sealing process.
Intensive sealing process.
Cork attachment.
Cork attachment.
Packed with lots of love.
Packed with lots of love.
It's here! Yaay!
It's here! Yaay!
Left: Initial functional drawing sketched on the back of some other paper; Right: Concepts that led to the three styles.
Left: Initial functional drawing sketched on the back of some other paper; Right: Concepts that led to the three styles.
The original direction was to have a recessed center, which wasn't structurally sound, as you can see.
The original direction was to have a recessed center, which wasn't structurally sound, as you can see.
The left version used a magnet solution that didn't pass our basement column test. The right one did!
The left version used a magnet solution that didn't pass our basement column test. The right one did!
Our previous magnet solution (in Sid's hand) just didn't have that magnet personality. Our neodymium solution (in Dhara's hand) passed with flying colors.
Our previous magnet solution (in Sid's hand) just didn't have that magnet personality. Our neodymium solution (in Dhara's hand) passed with flying colors.
Uniform width with an intricate pattern was the new direction. The patterns gave lots of casting and molding challenges. Also seen are coloring attempts for the Henna Green shade and mixed Monsoon Midnight.
Uniform width with an intricate pattern was the new direction. The patterns gave lots of casting and molding challenges. Also seen are coloring attempts for the Henna Green shade and mixed Monsoon Midnight.
We finally get it right with design, color, finish and function! Well, almost.
We finally get it right with design, color, finish and function! Well, almost.
The table of failed efforts. Picks from every stage of our journey.
The table of failed efforts. Picks from every stage of our journey.
Get creative!
Get creative!
     
Journey of the Paisley
Journey of the Paisley

The shape that inspires our product has beginnings as far back as the Persian Empire. Originally called the "boteh" meaning bush, historians are still uncertain what inspired it, but some say it's a flame and some say a fig. This shape evolved and traveled via the Silk Road to India and influenced Indian culture in many ways, always being present in our memories from growing up there. It then traveled during the British Raj to Paisley, Scotland where it was extensively used in shawls and other clothing and from where our product gets its name. We are proud to pay tribute to this timeless shape by handcrafting it in the form of useful, simple, everyday decor for your home. 

Sid & Dhara
Sid & Dhara
  
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Risks and challenges

Risks:

1. Unforeseen shipping constraints or delays. We don't expect something like concrete to be stopped at customs in any country but we've added a longer delivery time for precisely these situations. We'll continually monitor and apprise backers of shipping developments and timelines.

Challenges:
1. Having lots of orders! There'll be some learning curve to scale very fast if we do get more orders than we expect but that's a great challenge to have and we'll face it and satisfy our backers.

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    Thank you for your support!

    Thank you for believing in our design! A custom designed digital wallpaper with a paisley pattern to show our gratitude.

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    Custom Paisley Thank You Postcard

    A custom post card with beautiful Paisley inspired design to thank you for supporting our campaign!

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    • Paisley Thank you Postcard
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    One Paisley, EARLY BACKER

    One Paisley of your choice (Henna Green or Monsoon Midnight) delivered before Christmas. You can specify the model via a survey after the campaign ends.

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    One Paisley

    One Paisley of your choice (Henna Green or Monsoon Midnight). You can specify the model via a survey after the campaign ends.

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    Two Paisleys, EARLY BACKER, LIKE SET

    A set of two Paisleys of the same model ( Henna Green or Monsoon Midnight) delivered before Christmas. You can specify your model via a survey after the campaign ends.

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    Two Paisleys, LIKE SET

    A set of two Paisleys of the same model (Henna Green or Monsoon Midnight). You can specify your model via a survey after the campaign ends.

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    Two Paisleys, EXCLUSIVE EARLY BACKER

    A set of two EXCLUSIVE EDITION White Peacock Paisleys, delivered before Christmas

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    Two Paisleys, EXCLUSIVE EDITION

    A set of two EXCLUSIVE EDITION White Peacock Paisleys.

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    Three Paisleys, ONE OF EACH

    A set of three Paisleys, one of each model (Henna Green, Monsoon Midnight & White Peacock).

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    Four Paisleys

    A set of four Paisley, any combination from two of the models (Henna Green and Monsoon Midnight). You can specify your combination via a survey after the campaign ends.

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    Four Paisleys, EXCUSIVE SET

    A set of four EXCLUSIVE EDITION White Peacock Paisleys

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    Six Paisley Complete Set, THREE PAIRS

    A set of six Paisleys, two of each of the models (Henna Green, Monsoon Midnight and Exclusive Set White Peacock).

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    Twelve Paisley Retail Set, FOUR OF EACH

    A set of twelve Paisleys, four of each of the models (Henna Green, Monsoon Midnight and Exclusive Set White Peacock).

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